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Martin Harris, MD Brighton & Hove and Metrobus

Brighton & Hove and Metrobus Managing Director Martin Harris to retire in November 2021

  • Martin has managed two of the UK’s busiest bus businesses (Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus) since 2013
  • He has occupied senior roles across Go-Ahead since the mid-1980s
  • His ground-breaking work as Managing Director has focused on community, partnerships, innovation, diversity and inclusion
Apprentice bus driver, Dobbet Donaldson

Go-Ahead launches capped contactless PAYG bus fare outside London

  • Go-Ahead will bring contactless bus fare capping outside of London for the first time, benefiting passengers on both Brighton & Hove and Metrobus services
  • The fare cap will apply to tap-on tap-off ticketing on buses running across Sussex, Surrey and Kent
  • Technology developed with Littlepay – the specialist gateway for contactless transit payments
Geo-fenced hybrid bus (2)

Go-Ahead rolls out UK’s first geo-location zero-emission buses

  • Next generation electric buses will operate in a zero-emission mode when in Brighton’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, using geofencing technology[1]
  • Buses run on battery power and have a fully electric drive train, recharged by Euro 6 diesel generator when outside the Zone
  • These extended range buses will run on one of Go-Ahead’s most popular routes in Brighton, served by up to 24 buses every hour
  • Brighton & Hove Buses has the highest number of bus journeys per head [2]outside of London at 67.5 million journeys last year
Young passenger on Hedingham bus

30 new electric buses in 2020 secures The Go-Ahead Group’s position as largest operator of electric buses in the UK

LONDON – The Go-Ahead Group is delighted to announce that Brighton & Hove Bus and Go North East have been named by Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani as recipients of funding for a new wave of ultra-low emission buses.